Passage #493: 27 February 2019
On the Radar
Wednesday night rains are now a thing, apparently. But we have the technology to adapt to this new phenomenon. In fact, we are the technology! Taking our cues from the pulses of a radar beam, we will sweep in a (sort-of) circular arc across the city, measuring the amount of rain we encounter. Of course, weather radar relies upon the reflection of electromagnetic waves off of rain droplets in the atmosphere, but seeing as how we are not ethereal beings of light, but rather physical creatures, our only method of rain measurement will be direct contact, that is is to say: with our faces. If our faces encounter rain, then we will, like the radar beam, return to our point of origin, with the strength of the return being proportional to the cross section of rain encountered.